Women’s Ordination

Posted on 08. Mar, 2018, in Church Teachings, Feminism/Women in the Church2 Comments


Soline Humbert with picture of Last Supper including women and children.

The case for ordination of women has become more acute with thousands of Catholic women  the world over feeling the call to priesthood.

Former president Mary McAleese has highlighted the issue again when she said she fears the Catholic Church’s hierarchy has “reduced Christ to this rather unattractive politician who is just misogynistic and homophobic and anti-abortion”.

She described Vatican opposition to women priests as “misogynist codology dressed up as theology” and criticised “the patronising platitudes that women have heard from a succession of popes and cardinals”.

Here we hear the story of Soline Humbert first played in 2015, looking at her own calling to the priesthood. She argues that while every vocation needs to be tested, if a Catholic woman shows all the signs of a genuine vocation, how is the case to be explained?

She herself is a spiritual guide and advocate for women’s ordination and felt her own vocation to priesthood when she was seventeen and a first year student in Trinity College.

Unable to realise this vocation, she felt isolated and alone and it wasn’t until twenty years later that she went public with her vocation. She faced opposition but nonetheless feels that she has said yes to God and is in her own way serving her vocation. She explained more to Miriam Gormally.

2 responses to “Women’s Ordination”

  1. Suzanne Ryder says:

    Simple, straightforward position from Soline. One that must be respected and maybe, one day, can be given its full recognition in Church. What impressed me most is that Soline is following discernment as to what is God’s will.

  2. Soline Humbert says:

    Thank you very much Suzanne.Please pray
    for me,that I may be open and faithful to the guidance of the Spirit.